On this page you can find a non-exhaustive list of libraries and tools that support Polars. As the data ecosystem is evolving fast, more libraries will likely support Polars in the future. One of the main drivers is that Polars makes use of
Apache Arrow in it's backend.
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Apache Arrow enables zero-copy reads of data within the same process, meaning that data can be directly accessed in its in-memory format without the need for copying or serialisation. This enhances performance when integrating with different tools using Apache Arrow. Polars is compatible with a wide range of libraries that also make use of Apache Arrow, like Pandas and DuckDB.
hvPlot is available as the default plotting backend for Polars making it simple to create interactive and static visualisations. You can use hvPlot by using the feature flag
plot during installing.
pip install 'polars[plot]'
Matplotlib is a comprehensive library for creating static, animated, and interactive visualizations in Python. Matplotlib makes easy things easy and hard things possible.
Plotly is an interactive, open-source, and browser-based graphing library for Python. Built on top of plotly.js, it ships with over 30 chart types, including scientific charts, 3D graphs, statistical charts, SVG maps, financial charts, and more.
Seaborn is a Python data visualization library based on Matplotlib. It provides a high-level interface for drawing attractive and informative statistical graphics.
The Delta Lake project aims to unlock the power of the Deltalake for as many users and projects as possible by providing native low-level APIs aimed at developers and integrators, as well as a high-level operations API that lets you query, inspect, and operate your Delta Lake with ease.
Read how to use Delta Lake with Polars at Delta Lake.
DuckDB is a high-performance analytical database system. It is designed to be fast, reliable, portable, and easy to use. DuckDB provides a rich SQL dialect, with support far beyond basic SQL. DuckDB supports arbitrary and nested correlated subqueries, window functions, collations, complex types (arrays, structs), and more. Read about integration with Polars on the DuckDB website.
LanceDB is a developer-friendly, serverless vector database for AI applications. They have added a direct integration with Polars. LanceDB can ingest Polars dataframes, return results as polars dataframes, and export the entire table as a polars lazyframe. You can find a quick tutorial in their blog LanceDB + Polars